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PHOTO: Lindsay Ell Has Started Off 2018 Perfectly

She's one of the hardest working ladies on her way up in the Country music scene and that hard work is certainly paying off for Lindsay Ell! 

#1. To be able to finally release a record....something I had felt took me 15 years to finally do. Releasing #TheProject was so incredible, but seeing you guys react to it was honestly the coolest thing. I can now say I have a NUMBER ONE record because of you. Thank you for learning these songs and singing them with me. Thank you for proving to me what I do matters. I am so grateful for my team. I am so grateful for you @kristianbush. And I am so inspired now more than ever to create. #top10of2017

10.3k Likes, 130 Comments - Lindsay Ell (@lindsayell) on Instagram: "#1. To be able to finally release a record....something I had felt took me 15 years to finally do...."

Starting off 2018 with her debut album getting a #1 plaque is a pretty rad way to kick it off! Along with that, she's been posting super positive and motivational stuff on her IG account, like this...

I've known @stylistjohn since I moved to Nashville 8 years ago. This is the first picture we've taken together...which sounds so crazy to even say. But for 2018.....surround yourself with people who make you better. And allow them to bring out the best in you. A year from now you're gonna thank yourself for it.

7,774 Likes, 54 Comments - Lindsay Ell (@lindsayell) on Instagram: "I've known @stylistjohn since I moved to Nashville 8 years ago. This is the first picture we've..."

...she's also taking that holiday saying of "merry and BRIGHT" to the next level...

2018 is looking BRIGHT.

3,060 Likes, 33 Comments - Lindsay Ell (@lindsayell) on Instagram: "2018 is looking BRIGHT."